Paulinho stars as Evergrande win feisty clash with Beijing Guoan

Brazil midfielder Paulinho struck twice to help Guangzhou Evergrande to victory in their CSL opener with rivals Beijing Guoan in a match which will be remembered for its ill-tempered nature and woeful refereeing. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE 2017 Guangzhou Evergrande 2 Paulinho 19′, 87′ Beijing Guoan 1 Yilmaz 38′ (pen) Over the course of 90 minutes, referee […]

Elkeson hits hat-trick as Shanghai SIPG thrash Changchun Yatai

Brazilian star Elkeson was the hero for Shanghai SIPG on Saturday evening, hitting a hat-trick as Shanghai SIPG began their 2017 Chinese Super League campaign with a 5-1 victory over Changchun Yatai. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE Shanghai SIPG 1 Elkeson 43,51,59 Wu Lei (pen) 90 Changchun Yatai 1 Fan Xiaodong 26 It was Changchun Yatai who […]

Papiss Cisse on target as substitutes come good for Shandong

Late goals from Liu Binbin and Papiss Cisse helped Shandong Luneng to a 2-0 victory over Tianjin Teda on Saturday evening. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE Shandong Luneng 1 Liu Binbin 78 Cisse 82 Tianjin Teda 0 Coming up against a Tianjin Teda side set up to be defensively stubborn, with foreigners Nemanja Gudelj, John Obi Mikel […]

Carlos Tevez opens Shenhua account as Jiangsu suffer

Carlos Tevez opened his Shanghai Shenhua account from the penalty spot as Gustavo Poyet’s side beat Jiangsu Suning 4-0 in their first game of the 2017 Chinese Super League. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE 2017 Shanghai Shenhua 4 Moreno 17′ 86′, Tevez 36′ pen, Mao Jianqing 79′ Jiangsu Sainty 0 Goals from Gio Moreno (2), Carlos Tevez […]

Alexandre Pato the villain as Tianjin Quanjian lose CSL opener to Guangzhou R&F

Fabio Cannavaro’s star-studded Tianjin Quanjian side endured a difficult start to the 2017 Chinese Super League season with a 2-0 defeat away to Guangzhou R&F, with goals from Xiao Jie and Renatinho. R&F, who lost several key figures over the winter, banished any doubt over their ability to resist the likes of Alexandre Pato, Geuvanio […]